See topic title. That's my problem. Without that selected, I can't add a new item.
Which project are you having that issue with? Is it all projects?
Make sure the project itself has its own Areas list because that's what the drop down uses. If the Project doesn't have any Areas it won't be able to give you the choice.
When a new project is made it copies all the Areas from Account/Settings.Areas to that project. If you've deleted them for some reason that would make the drop down blank. But please let me know the answer to the above questions. Thanks-